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Sarah Burroughs Education and Curatorial Coordinator 9/11 Tribute Center

Sarah Burroughs is the Education and Curatorial Coordinator at the 9/11 Tribute Center, where manages school groups, teacher workshops, distance learning, and the collections. She helps to oversee a large team of volunteers- those who lived through 9/11 and share their stories on a regular basis with visitors to the museum.
She has previously worked with various museums, zoos, and nature centers on both the East and West Coasts. These jobs have been as staff, volunteer, or a consultant and have included copy-editing, evaluations, front-end programming, zookeeping/collections management, exhibits, marketing, and graphic design.
Sarah has earned a B.S. in Zoo Science, M.A. in Museum Education, and has also participated in an extended graduate courses in Environmental Institution Management and in Urban Environmental Education. To complete her Masters she performed original research studying collaboration and education methods between informal institutions and their communities, entitled Conserving Our Urban Nature: Encouraging Environmental Empathy in Community-Based Education Programs.

Since 1979, NYCMER has provided a forum for museum education professionals to address issues of museum and educational interest, exchange and disseminate relevant information, and to explore and implement cooperative programming opportunities through roundtable discussions, workshops, and an annual conference.